Otter get your vote in

Posted 3 Jul 2024

Otter looking inside ballot box enrichment IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2024

Edinburgh Zoo has marked the general election with ballot box-themed enrichment for its Asian small-clawed otters. 

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is encouraging the public to consider wildlife when they vote to help create a world where nature is protected, valued and loved. 

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Notes to editor: 
•    Edinburgh Zoo is home to a family of 11 Asian small-clawed otters
•    The ballot box-themed enrichment was filled with tasty treats for the otters

About the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (
•    The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is a wildlife conservation charity with a bold vision: a world which protects, values and loves nature
•    Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park are gateways to the natural world through which people can experience nature, learn about the challenges facing wildlife and discover how we harness our expertise in conservation science and animal care alongside the unique power of the RZSS family – our teams, supporters and partners – to save animals from extinction

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